ATI Mobility FireGL V5200

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ATI Mobility FireGL V5200

This is a ATI video adapter


  • Chipset: ATI M56 - Similar to Radeon X1600
  • PCI ID: 1002:71c4
  • PCI Express x16
  • 256 MB GDDR3-SDRAM video memory

Linux X.Org driver

Not supported by the Xorg radeon driver

It's a pitty... such a nice card!!!!!!! Yum! Yum!

ThinkPad LCD

Display on the internal LCD works as long as you set the monitor settings correct. Changing the driver from "ati" to "vesa" in xorg.conf will start X but with lower resolution than expected

Full resolution can be archived when all modelines are removed and mode 1600x1200 with depth 24 is selected

External VGA port


SVideo port


DVI port


Proprietary ATI driver

Proprietary fglrx driver does not officially support this chipset but version 8.24.8 works by adding "ChipID 0x71c5" to the xorg.conf "Device" statement and fooling it into thinking it's a X1600 mobility.

The new driver 8.25.18 seems to support the card, see (successfully tested with the provided autorun installation script on OpenSuSE 10.1, T60p with 15" display).

Linux kernel Framebuffer driver

Not supported.

ThinkPads this chip may be found in